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Yao Ming’s Twitter tribute to Steve Jobs caught Chinese national attention

While there were over 63 million tribute messages been published on China’s Twitter-like, government-controlled, micro-blogging site Weibo within a day of the Apple CEO’s death, perhaps there was not a single one of those messages caught as much attention as the Twitter tribute sent by Yao Ming. On Oct. 9, Yao Ming wrote on his … Continue reading

Chinese athletes mourn Steve Jobs with Tweets, iPhone and iPad

“It took the passing of Steve Jobs for the world to realize its love affair with the man and the products of his vision. And there are few place where this is more evident than in China.” Forbes recently summed up the reaction from China to the death of Steve Jobs. Within a day of the Apple … Continue reading

Book Recommendation: “YAO: A Life in Two Worlds”

For the past few weeks, I’ve always been looking for a great book, a book about China and sports in English that I could recommend to my dear readers of this blog. And now I am happy that I found one. “YAO: A Life in Two Worlds” is a memoir by Yao Ming with Ric Bucher, an … Continue reading

Expert Interview with Renowned Chinese Basketball Commentator and Youth Program Director Weiping Zhang: China’s Basketball Development After the Yao Ming Dynasty

On July 20th, the legendary Chinese NBA star Yao Ming announced his retirement from basketball, hundreds of millions of basketball lovers in China were saddened by the end of the Ming Dynasty. What does it mean to the future of Chinese basketball? How should China bring its basketball to the next level after the Ming … Continue reading

Going back to school, acquiring a stadium, Yao Ming has big plans after retirement

Back to School Plan Soon after his retirement announcement, Yao Ming revealed his plan to go back to school within this year during an interview with China’s national television channel CCTV. Although Yao himself did not say which university he would go to for further education, it was reported that Shanghai Jiao Tong University has … Continue reading

“Welcome home, Yao Ming!” Chinese media and sports executives say

The day after Yao Ming’s retirement announcement, China’s official newspaper China Daily published an article named “Welcome home, Yao Ming!”. The article said: Yao made tremendous contributions to sport, culture and commerce during his NBA years. But as he said, this is not a full stop, only a comma in his life.  Like a giant … Continue reading

Photos from Yao Ming’s news conference

Yao Ming giving the statement The news conference Yao Ming with NBA officials Yao Ming with his family Yao Ming with friends/guests to the news conference The foreign journalists

Full transcript of Yao Ming’s statement

Via China Daily Hello everyone, leaders, guests, and friends from news media, good afternoon, and thanks for coming. Today is an important day for me. For myself, my basketball career and the personal growth in the future, it has a particular meaning. At the end of last year I broke my left foot for a … Continue reading

China is waiting for Yao Ming’s announcement

Last summer, millions of Americans were waiting for The Decision by LeBron. And now over 300 million Chinese basketball fans are waiting for the answer by Yao Ming in a few hours. China’s CCTV-5, the dominant national sports channel is going to live broadcast the news conference that is to be held in Shanghai on … Continue reading

Chinese fans react to Yao’s retirement news – 40.5% feel sad

Soon after Yao Ming’s retirement news came out, China’s major website Sina initiated a poll among Yao’s fans. Up to July 11th, 2:03am Beijing time, 175,679 people participated in the poll. Among them, 40.5% feel sad and believes Yao deserves more achievements, 23.2% feel calm and was expecting this to happen, and 18.5% feel shocked by … Continue reading

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